I tried really hard to come up with a witty title about ramen, but it just didn’t work. 😦
Anyway, it snowed again in New York City today (We get it, Elsa, the cold doesn’t bother you…), and snow days call for trying new, local places. At around dinnertime, I finally talked myself out of my bed to give Kuu Ramen a try.
This little place opened in the Financial District just a few weeks ago. I’ve been wanting to try it because it reminds me of the UK’s Wagamama. The first time I tried Wagamama in London I had woken up sick, so though I remember it being delicious, I don’t remember getting to eat very much of it. Unfortunately, there’s no Wagamama in New York, so I have been searching for something similar.
Kuu Ramen seats maybe 15 people maximum. I walked in and was seated immediately by an exceedingly adorable and attentive staff. It was both exhilarating and awkward to admit that I was just a party of one.
I sat by the window facing the street to people watch, and ordered a Donburi Bowl of Sesame Chicken. I really wanted to try it, even though it’s obviously an extremely safe choice. It’s not nearly as exotic as I thought it was going to be. It is a deep bowl of chicken, veggies and sticky rice. To my surprise and delight, none of the chicken or vegetables were greasy. On top of that, it was incredibly filling and cost me about 10 bucks.
Most definitely a good decision. Now, back to my bed…
20 John Street
New York, NY 10038